CHICAGO – State Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, is inviting residents to a Medicaid Enrollment event Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northeastern Illinois University’s El Centro campus, 3390 N. Avondale Ave. in Chicago, in partnership with state Reps. Will Guzzardi and Jaime Andrade, state Sens. Omar Aquino and Cristina Pacione-Zayas and Chicago Ald. Carlos Rosa.
Because of new laws proposed and championed by Rep. Ramirez, which expanded healthcare access in Illinois, Medicaid enrollment is now available to anyone in Illinois aged 42 or older who earns under 138% of the federal poverty guideline, regardless of their immigration status.
“Residents who need healthcare for themselves or their families should join us at this free event,” Ramirez said. “Healthcare navigators will be on hand to help people enroll, so this is a fantastic opportunity to get covered and gain the protection and peace of mind that comes with that.”
Walk-in appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. However, those wishing to attend the event are strongly encouraged to make an appointment in advance by calling 312-620-7592. Attendees should also bring the following documents: identification, proof of income and proof of household size. Those having difficulty obtaining all these documents should keep their appointment and bring what they have.
Ramirez’s constituent service office is reachable at 773-799-8219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.